Version: 2.0 alpha || Release Date: 2013-01-01 || License: Shareware (39) Developer: Macromates | App Owner: arne

TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.

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57 Opinions

I saw it in other places, but basically: If you like Emacs, you'll like TextMate. If you prefer vim, look at BBEdit. The chording, associations and methods are very emacs-ish.

Personally, TextMate is closed only long enough to pull the most recent code from svn.

Love it. Lightweight, fast, easy to use, extensible, has support from 3rd party apps (Transmit) and is cost effective. Did I mention that the syntax support is very very extensive and very accurate? Java, C/C++, Ruby, Perl, Python, and sed/awk scripts are great to code in this editor. The developer also personally responds to e-mails, and has a very good upgrade policy. He will give away TextMate 2.0 to people who upgrade to Leopard when it comes out. The new CoreData features offered by Leopard and new bundles in development internally and from ADC members are surely gonna make this even more of an awesome editor! Keep up the good work Allan Odgaard! Be sure to support this developer by buying his awesome and cost effective editor.

Sure wish the author of TextMate would support the standard Mac OS X "Accessibility Interface" and the standard text rendering interface that allows Unicode fonts to be used. There are some great features in TextMate, but if you are living outside of monolingual ASCIIville, or have special needs (vision impairment, etc) that require the standard apple accessibility API, you should look elsewhere.

This is a must have. It is one of the applications that reminds why you switched to the Mac.

This is a great text editor. I just wish it offered a more sophisticated search feature. I find my self going to BBEdit whenever I need to do a complicated GREP (for the search coloring) and multifile search and replace.

Every time I use TextMate, I discover another lovely little feature which makes my life simpler. Hooray!

Actually, textmate is usable for CJK, including Japanese, with the CJK-Input plugin.

Useless for Japanese and other East Asian languages.

Simply the best text editor I have ever used on the mac! Worth every penny!

This is the greatest. I love it. I also own SubEthaEdit, but only use that for its collaboration feature.

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